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Posted: 04/04/2015 at 13:54

Feeling increasingly warm now with sun trying to say hello 

pricked out parsley, planted abutilon, divided large cannas and planted in large pots, planted last dicentra alba.  Split couple hostas.


Cytisus 'Lena' shrub

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 13:02

Gordy, brooms really hate being moved.  Usually they die.  

How long has it been there?  If just for a few months then it's worth the risk.  Otherwise leave it alone

I like Lena too.....really showy in spring ....but really likes sun 

To one off nematode slugs or not?

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 08:23

Went out with torch and salt solution and picked up several snails and slugs. First time this year.  Not the nicest job in the world but effective


Posted: 04/04/2015 at 08:20

Morning everyone 

dry, calm and cloudy.  Feeling mild.

still very much on the cool side for April at night.  

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 18:02

Ashes are tokens only........for my mum we will scatter in places she loved, enjoyed or spent time in.  Her church, her garden, where her daughter's ashes were scattered heads ago, and her favourite walk way.  It's just about respect 

I guess I'm an atheist too.  Can't imagine a caring creator when I see the problems in the world.  Can't really believe in evolution either.....for me ts an impossibility. Like throwing ingredients in the air expecting to see a cake! 


Posted: 03/04/2015 at 16:55

No Runnybeake didn't sow radishes .....forgot . Will do so tomorrow.

planted out more lettuce plants though now drizzle has gone.  

Not exactly sure where to plant out lysimachia bougelais (?).   For 3 plants so a group or 3 individuals.  

Bought some hot chilli plants ...scotch bonnet.  Maybe Stacey can say if they are hot enough..  Potted up into 9 cm pots. 

Anyone growing sunpatiens?  The hype about them is attracting me.  Bought some for containers

Fuschia fuss

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 16:46

Vine weevil grubs very much still around Jimmy 

Buddleia Buzz cuttings

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 14:19

For not much more Sandyr, you can purchase a buzz in a 2 Litre pot and enjoy the flowers this year not next year or year after.....if at all 


Posted: 03/04/2015 at 14:15

Chrissy.......IT IS.    Dead as a parrot. . No more. Deceased. 

I help a friend with her garden sometimes.  Now and then I have to remove a dead plant. I know if it's dead or not but she will say to leave it, it might recover.  I have dug up a dead plant and she will secretly replant it somewhere. Her secret place is full of dead twigs 

if voyagerxp later says the plant has recovered I will humbly apologise.  put something else in and enjoy it

To one off nematode slugs or not?

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 12:46

Used nematodes already.  Soil is warm enough here.  A "one off" will do its stuff for a few weeks but will need to be re applied after that (apparently).  I assume nematodes have a limited life span although I would have expected them to increase in numbers over the season.....

effective only on slugs so snails will still need control.  

Discussions started by Verdun


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Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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